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Roster Changes for 2011/2012 Season

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Here are the promotions, additions, and departures to and from Ballet West's roster for the 2011/2012 Season:

Promotions:

Katherine Lawrence becomes a Principal Dancer moving up from Senior Soloist.

Beau Pearson & Arolyn Williams are both being promoted to Soloist from Demi-Soloist

Emily Adams & Allison DeBona move up to Demi-Soloists from Corps Artists

Promotions from Ballet West II:

Tyler Gum, Kathryn Hein and Beckanne Sisk all join the main Ballet West company as New Corps Artists

Trevor Nauman & Jamie Lynn Schultz join the main Ballet West company as Apprentices

New to Ballet West:

Ronnie Underwood joins Ballet West as a Soloist he was formerly a principal dancer with Oklahoma City Ballet and Oregon Ballet Theater.

Katlyn Addison joins as a Corps Artist. She was formerly a corps artist with The Houston Ballet

Jordan Richardson joins Ballet West as an Apprentice. She was formerly a trainee with Nevada Ballet Theater

Joining Ballet West II:

Paige Adams, Kaya Ahmen, & Zachery Prentice join Ballet West II from Ballet West Academy's Professional Training Division

Kimberly Ballard joins Ballet West II from The University of Utah Ballet Department /Ballet West Academy Professional Training Division

Emily Liu joins Ballet West II from California

Amy Potter joins Ballet West II from Houston Ballet II

Ian Tanzer joins Ballet West II from The Boston Ballet Trainee program

Not Returning to Ballet West:

Senior Soloist Annie Breneman, Soloist Jason Linsley, & Senior Corps Artist Kira Smith are all retiring from Ballet.

Senior Corps Artists Silver Barkes & Jennifer Robinson, Corps Artist Elizabeth Murphy and 2nd year Ballet West II dancers Elanor Bock and Gabriella Hayes-Moore are all moving on.

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Welcome to Ballet Alert! Ballet Lover.

As an FYI, we require a citation for any news involving roster changes and other news. Here's the link to the Ballet West press release that lists all of the movement, except waht the departing dancers will do next:

http://balletwest.org/node/5381

If you have other official sources for what departing dancers will be doing, please post them.

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Does anyone know where Gabriella Hayes Moore is going? She's a local (to Salt Lake City) but I can't find anything on her.

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